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Discussion of Selection & Supply of Timber for Shipbuilding

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date September 13, 1796
Author Name Nathan Jones (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Summary Advises Fox regarding Claghorne visits to select timber; discusses timber for Frigates; mentions Naval yards.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Nathan Jones; Hacket; James Hackett; Cheesman; Cheeseman; Forman Cheeseman; Claghorn; Claghorne; George Claghorn; Humphreys; Joshua Humphreys; Truxtun; ;
Related Places Portsmouth, New Hampshire; War Office; Baltimore; Norfolk; Boston; Corlaers Hook; Portsmouth; ;
Keywords enclose; letters; building; frigate; business; pieces; ship; timber; ;
Key Phrases shipping any timber; authority to select and forward all sent pieces at those places as will suit for his ship; set out this morning; believe he has procured another; yard which you had in view at Corlaers Hook I believe mr. Cheesman was disappointed in getting; excuse me from writing on that subject as a mighty press of business engrosses my whole time; letters which have been sent to Mr. Hackett I suppose have given you information respecting the building of a frigate at Portsmouth;

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